Some things are just too horrific to understand. Case in point is the vicious attack that occurred at the Tiny Hooves animal sanctuary in Dover last Friday.

The details of the event are incomprehensible: an unknown person shows up and brutally beats two volunteers at the sanctuary with 10-pound bricks. His rampage continues as police close in and the man retreats to a pole barn where he takes his own life.

The story of the vicious attack is, unfortunately, among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


HOLIDAY DELIVERY: Due to the Christmas holiday, next week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press will arrive on Friday rather that the normal Thursday delivery.


COURT NEWS: An arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 12 for a Wind Lake man charged with drug offenses after his parents reported him incoherent and “flipping out.”


ROOM TAX SWITCH: The City of Burlington decided to move forward with plans to terminate its contract with Real Racine, formerly known as the Racine County Convention and Visitor Bureau, in favor of distributing all room tax dollars to the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce.


LANG TO STEP DOWN: Jeff Lang dedicated his time, and knowledge, to the Town of Burlington in some capacity for nearly 20 years. However, after 18 years of serving the Town of Burlington, Lang announced at a Thursday, Dec. 8 Town Board meeting he would not seek another term as Town Chairman.


BATTERY FIRE: Battery packs removed from vehicles several weeks ago self-ignited for unknown reason and sparked a fire in a fuel bay at 680 Maryland Ave., according to the City of Burlington Fire Department.


DEMONS ON A ROLL: When a basketball team makes more than half of its shots, especially from beyond the perimeter, the chances of winning the contest are extremely high. That was the case for Burlington as the Demons used 13 3-pointers en route to a 81-61 defeat of in a pivotal Friday, Dec. 16, Southern Lakes Conference contest.